Made of soft flexible foam, the Speedo Aqua Jog Water Aerobic Belt is great for a low-impact workout in the pool. It provides support and stability during deep water fitness exercises, and also helps you increase strength, tone abdominal muscles, and burn unwanted fat. The webbed belt is adjustable with a quick release clip.
In 1914, Speedo was founded in Australia by Alexander MacRae, a 22-year-old Scottish immigrant who arrived in the country in 1910. The company began when MacRae Hosiery manufacturers, established by Alexander in 1914, extended the manufacture of underwear to swimwear and became MacRae Knitting Mills. A naming competition was held by the staff in 1928 and won by a Captain Parsonson, who coined the slogan, "Speed on in your Speedos." In 1929, the first swimsuits were in production and it didn't take long for Speedo to successfully establish itself. World War II caused the brand turn over 90% of it's manufacturing to war production, providing the armed services with vital equipment such as mosquito nets. After the war, Speedo opened a new factory and was able to re-establish itself, due to increased demand for swimsuits. In 1951, Speedo Knitting Mills (Holdings) Ltd, was incorporated and became a publicly traded company on the Sydney Stock exchange.
Speedo hit the international stage in earnest, at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games, and a few years later the brand grew on a more global scale. Export sales to the USA began and an international division was set up to monitor trade in New Zealand, Japan and South Africa. The expansion of the brand continued, and in 1976, Speedo was appointed as the official swimwear for the 1976 Montreal Olympics, where 52 out of 54 countries wore their swimsuits.
Speedo continues to make its mark in the pool and on the beach today. Many world class athletes who wear Speedo include U.S. phenomenon Michael Phelps, legendary Australian swimmer Grant Hackett, world record holder Kosuke Kitajima from Japan, and Holland's Inge de Bruijn.
Aqua Fitness Jogbelt provides support and stability during deep-water fitness exercises. It increases arm strength while reducing shoulder stress, helps tone abdominal muscles, while working out the lower body. Adjustable waist with a quick release button.
- Works great
My husband bought this when he couldn't run. It works great, the same as a more expensive aqua jogger....more info
- Speedo Aqua Jog Belt
The product is fine, but the instructions did not address the one thing I bought it for: aqua-jogging. The little black and white leaflet gave a few exercises to do with weights, but did not cover aqua-jogging, nor did it indicate how to put the belt on or how it should be adjusted for best use. I've been playing around with it and have found a way to use it adequately, but I don't like how the belt rides up during "jogging" and has to routinely be pulled down. Nevertheless, I'm glad to have it and use it routinely....more info
I was expecting a hard plastic type of casing for this product and not the inexpensive foam that went with it. The foam easily gets damaged because of its inferior material and does not look like it will last long. The size is supposed to be for small/medium. However, it was very difficult to adjust because the strap woud not stay in place and would loosen when in use. Unlike a similar product, the foam did not wrap well in the body and would slip making it difficult to run with it. I expected more from a Speedo product. ...more info
- Aqua Fitness belt works well
I bought the aqua fitness belt to wear while snorkeling. Since I am not a strong swimmer, it helped me stay afloat so I could concentrate on seeing the beautiful fish and coral reef off the shores of Belize. It worked beautifully and I am very pleased with my purchase. Delivery was prompt and I was able to track the progress of my purchase....more info
- Speedo Aqua Jog Water Aerobic Belt
I have been using one of these belts for over two years and absolutely love it. I recently started teaching a senior water aerobics class and after seeing how well my belt functions, 12 members of my class had me purchase one for each of them. Prior to using their new belt, some of the women had been afraid to go to the deep end of the pool and now they feel secure and confident enough to go anywhere in the water. Thanks to this belt, everyone will be able to more fully enjoy the benefits of exercising in deep water....more info
- A gift for my sister
and she loves it! She has MS and this gives her just the support she needs in the water. ...more info
- Swim and Water Exercise
I am disappointed with this product. It is much to bulky for comfort. I plan to return it and buy one of the smaller belts....more info